In today’s episode of Wheat Pete’s Word, host and resident agronomist for RealAgriculture, Peter Johnson, catches up on topics ranging from nitrogen application timing to cereal rye before corn.

Find a summary of today’s show topics and times below the audio.

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  • 00:35 – Back to brown wheat.
  • 01:00 – What is wrong with this wheat after corn picture?!
  • 01:30 – Canola into alfalfa/grass stubble – tips, and a grower’s experience.
  • 03:00 – It’s maple syrup and red clover time!
  • 04:00 – Extreme erosion in parts of Ontario emphasizes the importance of cover crops.
  • 04:40 – Nitrogen on wheat. If there’s snow, it’s a no-go! Wait for green-up, and look where that nitrogen is going to go. (Some exceptions)
  • 07:25 – What about protected nitrogen this time of the year?
  • 07:45 – Is there a benefit to splitting sulphur?
  • 08:50 – A specific question around fertility, focusing on base saturation, potash deficiency, and foliar applications.
  • 10:50 – Cereal rye as a cover crop before corn – what to consider (especially the year impact on root rot), when to terminate the rye stand, and yield results.
  • 13:22 – The key strip-till issues we’ve learned over the past year.

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